Bruins vs Flyers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/13/2020
Game: Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-127) Flyers (+115)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (23-16-6, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Boston Bruins (27-8-11, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Monday, January 13, 2020. The moneyline on this contest has the Bruins priced at -127 and the Flyers are at +115. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Bruins are covering 58.7% of the time, having gone 27-19 SU. The Flyers are covering 46.3% of the time, going 19-22 straight up.
The Boston Bruins head into this game holding a record of 27 victories and 8 defeats, which puts them at 1st in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 154 goals which ranks them 5th in the conference and 6th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +41, which puts them at 1st in the NHL. The Bruins have earned a total of 65 pts, which ranks them 1st in the NHL and 1st in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,440 which ranks them 8th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the NHL. As a unit, Boston currently has a total of 1,032 hits which has them averaging 22.4 per game. They have earned a total of 494 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has racked up 1,637 mins in net for the season. Rask is surrendering an average of 2.27 goals per contest which puts him at 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 7th in the NHL. During this year, he has surrendered 62 goals. His save % is .925 which puts him at 3rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Boston Bruins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3 - 2 win against the New York Islanders in their last game. The Bruins had an average offensive outing in the win. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 of the 33 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Boston earned 2 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Bruins sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 66 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 40 and the Fenwick against sat at 50, which means they earned a rate of 44.4%. They won 20 face-off wins and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.7% and they had a PDO of 101.6 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the New York Islanders put up 37 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they had 1 power play chance.
The Flyers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 23 victories and 16 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the conference and 15th in the NHL with +4. They have a total of 136 goals for this year which has them ranked at 10th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a save percentage as a team of .899 which is good for 21st in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% which puts them at 10th in the East. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an average year by allowing 2.53 GAA and that has him ranked 8th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL. In the 1,637 mins he's played this season, he has given up 69 goals. He holds a save % of .908, which has him ranking 15th in the Eastern Conference and 33rd in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers squared up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in a matchup where the Flyers took the defeat by a mark of 1 - 0. In this game, Philadelphia had a 41.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 38 and the other team having a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 41.7% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Lightning having a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 96.2 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 41.4%. The Flyers netted 0 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Lightning had 4 power play chances but didn't put the puck in goal. Philadelphia gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Lightning racked up a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-127)
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